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Early Childhood Program

The Early Childhood Program is dedicated to providing comprehensive services that support the healthy development of young children and their families. The program primarily serves low-income families with children from birth to age 5 and pregnant women. The Early Childhood program helps families through Head Start, Early Head Start, and Michigan Department of Education funding.


These programs include:

  • Early childhood education

  • Health and nutrition services

  • Family support services.

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Notice of Michigan Classroom Heroes Grant


Attention Current and former MDS CAA Early Childhood Program staff from the following positions:

  • EHS Teachers

  • Teachers

  • Teaching Assistants

Eligible employees with those titles have been identified as recipients of the Michigan Classroom Heroes Grant, and are eligible for the $500 payment made directly by the Michigan Department of Treasury.

MDS CAA ECP will be reaching out to all eligible staff members in the positions above by March 12, 2021 by sending them the Teacher Certification Forms to be completed and returned by March 26th but no later than April 9, 2021 to the HR Coordinator. Late forms will not be accepted.

If you have not been notified by March 12, 2021, and believe that you should have been, please contact the HR Coordinator immediately, but no later than April 6, 2021 at hcorbett@mdsecp.org